The Personal Parish for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

St Aloysius' Church, 233 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North, 3161

News and Announcements

19th June, 2016


Response to Amoris Laetitia from Dr Anna Silvas

Organ restoration – please donate: the historic Wolff organ, which for some years now has sounded the praises of God during Parish liturgies, is in urgent need of restoration. An appeal has now been launched launched to fund the restoration. The appeal target is $130,000. Donations to the organ appeal are tax deductible and may be made by cheque to “Organ Historical Trust – Wolff Appeal”, and sent to 233 Balaclava Rd, Caulfield North, VIC 3161 with your name and a return address for a tax receipt. If you wish to make a tax deductible donation for the current financial year, your donation must be received and receipted by 30th June. For detailed information on how to donate , visit here

Call for new servers: men and boys who have made their first Holy Communion are invited to join our Altar serving team. Full training is provided. Those interested are asked to contact Fr Tattersall. All servers under the age of 18 require parental permission.

Priestly anniversaries: Please pray for the clergy of the Newman Parish, who are celebrating their anniversaries of priestly ordination around this time: Fr Tattersall (23rd June), Fr Marshall (27th June), and Fr McDaniels (29th June).

Vocations: Br Shawn Murphy, having completed his time at the Toronto Oratory, has now returned to the Brisbane Oratory in formation to continue his preparations for the priesthood. He will be back in Melbourne on holidays this month, and we we welcome him to St Aloysius’ during this time. Michael Wood continues his studies for the priesthood for Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese, and will also be back in Melbourne on holidays in July. Also expected back in July is Br Antoninus Samy OP, who is continuing his preparations for solemn vows and priesthood at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington DC. Please take the opportunity to encourage these men when you see them, and, above all, to pray for them. We should also pray for Sr Paschalina, who continues with the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church, in Spokane. Let us also pray for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life.


From the Parish Priest’s desk. (ctd from last week)

The following is the continuation of the article taken from Rorate Caeli, the International Traditional Catholic web log.

De Mattei - The current crisis in the context of Church history

  • Newman Fellowship for Young Adults

    Join our young adult's group, learn more about the Faith and make new friends!

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  • Catechesis Classes

    Fortnightly Catechesis based on the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

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  • Bible Study Classes

    No previous knowledge is required, and everyone is welcome.

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  • Newman Parish Facebook Page

    Check out our Facebook Page which contains news and other items.

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  • Psallamus - Our Mixed Choir

    Psallamus is our regular choir - further information and recordings are available here.

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  • The Wolff Organ

    The organ is of very high historical and musical significance as one of only two two-manual organs built by J.W. Wolff to survive intact

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Our YouTube Channel

Here you will find videos of parish events, with an emphasis on key homilies.

Bishop Meeking Holy Week Homilies

Bishop Meeking has visited us for Holy Week for five years in a row. Herein lie some of his marvellous homilies

Homily on our 10th Anniversary

Bishop Elliott celebrated Mass at St Aloysius' on 3rd February, 2013 to mark our 10th anniversary.